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Filling the Nursing Shortage

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2026 the Registered Nurse occupation will grow by 15%, creating more than 435,000 new jobs—that is a significant number compared to job growth across the board. In fact, nurses are in such high demand within hospitals and medical facilities that there is a shortage of qualified individuals. Unfortunately, those who are just now applying to get into medical school may face a waitlist because there are so many applicants.

Luckily, Eastwick College offers a Registered Nursing program that guarantees students a clinical site to gain practical, real world experience. This program is an 18-month commitment where students will be immersed in a hospital laboratory setting, with cutting-edge patient simulators complete with vital signs and a pulse. President of Eastwick College, Thomas M. Eastwick, told NJ.com, “With an average salary of more than $80,000 for RNs in the NY/NJ Metro Area, that’s an incredible opportunity for just over two years of study.”

Learn more about Eastwick College’s Registered Nursing associate degree.